Evidence based medicine, now backed by updated reimbursement.

CMS has issued new ICD-10-PCS codes to report the use of EKOS with a qualifying character value to represent procedures using intravascular ultrasound assisted thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This announcement resulted in a reimbursement increase for PE and vascular procedures using EKOS. This new reimbursement means you can make clinical decisions based on evidence, not economics.  

Effective October 1, 2020, EKOS reimbursement is increasing by:

EKOS - Final CMS Hospital Inpatient Reimbursement


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*Weighted averages based on distribution of MS-DRGs from CMS' Final IPPS FY 2021, MedPAR Vol 7b.